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    Been lurking for a while, here I am - Greetings from central Ontario!

    Hi all,

    Been lurking here for a few months and thought I'd say Hi. Name's Rob, and I live in Peterborough, Ontario, in the elusive Canadas.

    I've been doing film photography for about 4 months now. I'm primarily using a Minolta Maxxum 7000i which I found for free online years ago, but didn't touch for the longest time. Before that, I'd only ever really used point-and-shoot cameras (film and digitial) on holidays, etc. I don't really know what possessed me to get seriously into film photography this past summer, but since I started I've been averaging shooting 2 or 3 rolls of 35mm every week. I pretty quickly got into doing my own B&W development & scanning. Recently, I was amazingly given an Omega B-600 enlarger and a Canon AE-1 (with a nice selection of lenses) by a local amateur photographer who switched over to digital a few years ago, who I met on Twitter.

    I just finished setting up a quick-and-dirty darkroom on Wednesday night, and have been having a ton of fun learning the very basics of the art of printing over the past few days. I am finding that, as I am still very slowly learning the "art" side of photography, also being able to work on the "craft" side of developing and printing has really helped keep me very interested and motivated.

    I've largely been doing concert photography - available light shots of local bands, which has led to some dubious cases of me pushing film farther than it should do - and some "urban" protography. Not sure if it's quite "street", whatever that means: things like views through shop windows, monuments and public buildings, etc. I was just recently visiting Toronto (my home town) and spent about an hour photographing the Allen Expressway (highway and subway tracks.)

    Anyways, thanks for having me - looking forward to hanging around and learning from y'all, especially about enlarging & printing techniques.
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    Welcome to APUG Rob, from the left coast of Canada.

    I predict you are going to enjoy it here.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Welcome to aPUG, great site to share and learn. We are damned near neighbors, I live in Pakenham, just a bit west of Ottawa. I love working in the darkroom as much as I do shooting. Feel free to email me anytime or just stop by and have a cold one and we can talk photography. Don

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    Welcome from Hamilton.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

    Regards
    Bill

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    Welcome from down in Texas!! You'll fit right in here (and here in Texas too with that y'all you threw in there!!

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    Welcome. Try to get down to the PHSC Fall swap meet tomorrow. Check the Toronto/GTA/Ontario board here for details.

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    Good Morning, RJ,

    Welcome from southwestern Illinois.

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    Hi Rob! I'm mostly a Prairie girl myself, but spent 4 good years in Toronto. Glad to have you here!
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Hi Rob and welcome to APUG.
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    Welcome aboard, Rob, from another beginner.

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